January 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 24th Rose Bowl: #2 California beats #4 Alabama, 13-0
  • Jan 1 4th Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 6-0
  • Jan 1 4th Orange Bowl: Auburn beats Michigan State, 6-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 11 Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st
  • Jan 18 Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
  • Jan 18 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jan 31 31st Women's Australian Championships: Dorothy Bundy Cheney beats Dorothy Stevenson (6-3, 6-2)
  • Jan 31 31st Men's Australian Championships: Don Budge beats John Bromwich (6-4, 6-2, 6-1)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 4 Louis Krebs Graham, Nashville TN, PGA golfer (1975 US Open)
  • Jan 5 Edwin Elliason, Washington, US archer (Olympic-92)
  • Jan 5 Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jan 5 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 10 Francis W "Frank" Mahovlich, Timmins Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • Jan 10 Willie "Stretch" McCovey, 1st baseman (SF Giant #44)
  • Jan 13 Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
  • Jan 15 Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
  • Jan 18 Curt Flood, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Jan 22 Altair, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 24 Gyula Torok, Hungary, Boxer (Oly Gold 1960), (d. 2014)
  • Jan 28 Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
  • Jan 29 Bill Christian, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 28 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28
  • Jan 28 John Sharp, cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer intl), dies